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Kyle Lowry agrees Toronto Raptors extension

Monday 7 October 2019 15:01, UK

Kyle Lowry celebrates a basket in Game 6 of the NBA Finals
Image: Kyle Lowry helped lead the Toronto Raptors to the NBA title last season

Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors have agreed on a $31m (£25m), one-year extension that could keep him with the team through the 2020-21 season.

Lowry's agent Mark Bartelstein confirmed the agreement on Monday.

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The 33-year-old point guard was entering the final year of a $100m (£89m), three-year deal with the NBA champions, but will now bypass free agency next summer.

The short-term deal helps the Raptors keep the flexibility many teams will want going into what is likely to be a massive free-agent summer of 2021.

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Lowry is entering his 14th NBA season and his eighth with the Raptors, making him the longest-tenured player on the roster.

He has been an All-Star the last five seasons. He averaged 14.2 points and a career-best 8.7 assists last season while helping the Raptors win their first NBA title.

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